Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
May 31, 2017
Accella Polyurethane Systems, LLC
Industry News And Announcements
International Fireproof Technology Inc.
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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Be sure to read this quarter's feature article, "West Roofing Systems Rehabs an Abandoned Steel Mill,", which looks at West Roofing Systems, Inc.'s SPFA Award-winning rehabilitation and expansion of the Ferrolux Gibraltar Facility. Read all of this and more in the summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional
SPFA Safety Committee will host a members-only bi-monthly "Foam-It-Right"® Safety Webinar. The topic will be Fire Safety for SPF Contractors, presented by Tom Farrelly, American Aerial Equipment. This presentation will provide general guidance related to types of equipment, OSHA regulations, safety inspections, and hazards related proper use of boom lifts, scissor lifts and manual lifts.Register for the webinar by clicking the link below!
SPFA-127 SPF Roof Systems Maintenance Manual has been updated by a Roofing Committee task group. The reorganized document contains improved photos and updated guidance to help customers and contractors get the most out of their SPF roof system. SPF roofing contractors are encouraged to share this with their customers. Many thanks to the task group for working diligently over the past year to deliver this important update. The group was led by Robb Smith and included the following volunteers: Bruce Schenke, Roger Morrison, Jason Hoerter, Chris West, Jack Moore and Jim Andersen.  

For more information, contact Rick Duncan SPFA Technical Director rickduncan@sprayfoam.org or Bruce Schenke, SPFA Roofing Committee Chair  bschenke@accellapolyurethane.com.
Industry News and Announcements
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SPFA News and Announcements
The SPFA Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting on May 2, 2017 The Board benefited from great and appropriately-diverse representation from the membership comprised of insulation and roofing contractors, along with manufacturers and industry experts. Focusing upon high level issues affecting the SPF industry the following are summary points of discussion and action taken:
A task group within the SPFA Roofing Committee has completed the development of a new SPFA TechDoc for installation of SPF Roofing with roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. This new document provides an introduction to PV technology, design considerations, service and maintenance, warranty questions, applicable codes and standards and an overview of mounting options. The self-flashing properties of SPF roofing systems, along with superior energy savings, make SPF an excellent choice as a roofing system for any type of roof-mounted PC system. Free copies of this new TechDoc are available here. For questions or comments about this document, please contact Rick Duncan, SPFA Technical Director at rickduncan@sprayfoam.org or call 703-222-4269.
Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
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SPFA 2017 Membership Renewal Invoices have been sent. Members can renew their membership online in the member only section of sprayfoam.org or by clicking the link below. Any questions can be directed to Mickey Riesenberg at michele@sprayfoam.org.

Your membership does so much to help the industry by supporting important initiatives like:
*A growing tech services focus in SPFA
*Research and development that drives the industry forward and opens new doors for you and your company
*Increasing industry awareness and acceptance through more advanced marketing efforts
*Building the infrastructure to support the national Professional Certification Program (PCP) and the recognition our certified professionals have earned
*Developing the solid national network of SPF professionals necessary to drive future growth in the industry

If you're in SPF, you're in SPFA! Join now or renew to discover the opportunities awaiting you as a team-member in this high-performance industry.

Katherine has had two decades of project management experience within both her career and volunteer experience. During the time that she served as the Technical Recruiter III, Trainer III, for one of the leading United States Naval contractors (in support of the AEGIS, Theater Ballistic Missile, COTS Technology, Finance, NAVSea and NAVAir programs) where she lead the company's efforts at the multi-day A.F.C.E.A. (Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association) exposition and job fair. Due to the fact that she found individuals who could hit the ground running in top performance without a ramp-up period, her company received the first 100 percent Award Fee ever granted by the United States Navy six months after she began, and they were given 100 percent Award Fees every six months until her departure.  

Katherine also used her project management skills when she was the Administrative Assistant II in support of the President, five Vice Presidents, and twelve Directors. Within the company there had only been a part time Presidential Secretary and a Receptionist working with Katherine for the administrative support. On the volunteer side Katherine has had 20 years volunteering with her local volunteer fire department (including being the Fire Prevention Officer for five years) and six years within Toastmasters International (going up to a record breaking Division Governor year). She has earned many awards for membership; marketing; leadership and being the member of the year. The reason for her success is that she has three mantras that she always follows: always strive for excellence, good old fashioned customer service, and service oriented leadership.

You can reach Katherine at kransom@sprayfoam.org or (703) 222-4268. 

Federal/State Government News
Volume XXV, No. 13 - May 8, 2017
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Some of the features in this issue include:
-- Medicaid Cuts Threaten Obamacare Replacement Bill
-- E-Retail Lawsuit Could Lead To State Tax Changes
U.S. Government Affairs
> Spending Measure Reached To Fund U.S. Federal Government
> Annual High Performance Building Week (June 5th - 9th)
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
> State Legislative Updates
Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC)
SPFA Training & Certification

Our membership directory is going to print in June 2017. In order for your company’s accreditation or individual PCP Certification to be highlighted in the directory, you must meet all accreditation requirements! Like last year, each member company who employs SPF PCP Certified professionals will be identified (*) in the SPFA Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide – but you MUST be current and certified in June 2017 to be listed. If you received your accreditation and certification credentials in 2017 with a deadline of December 31, 2017, then you are current and will be listed! 

 Please contact Kelly Marcavage to check your status at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org.

The PCP Forms have always been available in the Certification Handbooks and in Zip Files linked from the certification pages, but in our quest to continually improve the SPFA PCP, we now have the forms listed, in numerical order, with a quick link readily available on the Certification Homepage. Simply click bellow, scroll down and you’ll see the list. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage – kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
Time has flown by! For those who first earned their SPFA PCP Certification in 2013 — the time to re-certify is fast approaching. The deadline is December 31, 2017!

The procedure will be very similar to the annual renewal.

1) Completion of Re-Certification Form
2) Verification all requirements are current  i.e. CPR, First Aid, CPI (as applicable per certification level)
3) Reporting of CEUs earned (Requirement based on certification level) – SPFA will provide form and the Certified Individual must self-declare using the form (Form will be emailed to PCP Certified individuals who need to re-certify by December 31, 2017.  It will also be posted on website.)

Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) – (Please see Certification Handbooks for more details)

For re-certification (5 year), the Certified Individual (CI) is required to earn the following Continuing Educational Units. If the CI has more than one certification, you only need the number of CEUs required at your highest certification level. In other words, someone certified as both a Project Manager and Master Installer will need just 20 CEU to become re-certified.

Assistant – 5 CEU
Installer – 10 CEU  
Master Installer – 15 CEU
Project Manager – 20 CEU

Continuing Education is acceptable if it meets the requirement of enhancing your knowledge, skills and abilities for your current level or a higher level. CEUs can be acquired through many industry educational opportunities. For example, CEUs will be available for those attending SPFA’s annual conventions sessions. One CEU is awarded for each breakout session and we accept CEUs from other industry organizations such as BPI, RESNET, RCI, NRCA, supplier training, etc.

SPFA’s Foam–It-Right ® Webinars are also eligible for CEU credit. For each 1 hour webinar, you will earn 1 CEU. SPFA members can access the webinars on the Members Only page of the website. Those enrolled in the PCP should contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org for access  to webinars. If you attended during live webinar, simply list it on the form – but if you missed the live broadcast of the webinar – these are available 24/7 for FREE!!! It is a great way to enhance your knowledge of SPF as well as earn CEUs!!
NOTE: The misrepresentation of CEU information (dishonest reporting) will result in demerit points per a Category One (1) violation.

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org.
The SPFA PCP is progressing with the translation of PCP material. Currently the PCP Forms are being updated into a bi-lingual format. Please click here to see a sample document. Our goal is to keep the forms bi-lingual since they layout of the forms is conducive to this format.

The SPFA PCP Certification Agreement will be translated into Spanish and will come in two formats – English and Spanish.

These new documents will be available on our website in the next few weeks and the new bi-lingual forms will be used in the Certification Handbooks.

The Roofing Installer Study Guide is the next project set for translation into Spanish. As the PCP Training Committee updates each section of the Study Guide, the translation will begin on that section. Once the Roofing Installer Study Guide is completely translated, the Insulation Installer Study Guide will follow.

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Marcavage, Certification Director at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
The PCP Training Committee will be reviewing the SPFA PCP Study Guides. Working Groups will be formed for each Study Guide and your expertise would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in assisting on this project, please email Kelly Marcavage, SPFA Certification Director, at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org.
SPFA PCP frequently gets phone calls from frantic contractors wanting to know "How quickly can I become certified by the SPFA PCP?" This usually happens when the contractor receives a bid requiring the work to be done by SPFA PCP Certified applicators. Our immediate question is, "Are you certifiable?"
We are looking at data showing that many folks have successfully completed some of the requirements needed to become SPFA PCP Certified; however, they haven’t submitted all the information needed to earn the distinguished SPFA PCP Certification.

A Working Group is being formed to reach out to those who have begun, but not yet completed certification levels. We’d like to hear from you on what is stopping you from completing the requirements. This same group will also work on retaining and renewing those who are already certified and helping them get to the next level!

We look forward to hearing from you. Please direct comments, concerns and questions to Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard.
Breaking News! 360Training is offering SPFA Members and PCP Participants a 15% discount off select online OSHA training courses. This is a great benefit for SPFA Members and PCP participants!  Please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org to get the unique SPFA discount code. NOTE:  this code is in effect for a limited period of time, so take the course soon to receive the discounted fee.

The 10 Hour OSHA course is required for the SPF Installer and Master Installer Certifications.  
The 30 Hour OSHA Construction Course is required for the SPF Project Manager Certification.  

If you take the 30 hour course, it fulfills SPFA PCP requirements for the 10 hour course.  

For more details on all SPFA PCP requirements – visit our website at www.sprayfoam.org/certification
In our quest to continually improve the SPFA’s Professional Certification Program (PCP) – we’ve put the forms and checklist for each level of certification into a folder for you to easily access from our website. www.sprayfoam.org/certification. These are the same forms that are in each of the handbooks, but we’ve extracted them and made them fillable for you to easily complete. The checklist for each level is also in the folder.
An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
Spraying season is resuming for those of you impacted by winter weather! Before you are in full swing again, be sure to complete your certification requirements. You don’t want to be caught ill prepared if an RFP crosses your desk which requires the work be done by an SPFA Certified Spray Foam Professional. If your certification is already in place, you’ll be ready to move ahead and simply respond to the RFP and not be worried about meeting the certification requirements in order to be considered.

If you are already registered and active in the PCP – contact Crystal to check your status at 
Crystal Dalgleish | SPFA-PCP Administration Services

If you want to learn more about the SPFA PCP – contact Kelly 
Kelly Marcavage – SPFA Certification Director
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical voice of the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry, today released statistics for its industry-leading Professional Certification Program (PCP) with numbers indicating growing participation and certification completions across the country.
Akurate Dynamics
SPFA Member News & Services
Lapolla Industries, Inc. (OTCQX: LPAD), the global supplier and manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient building products, today announced the new and improved FOAM-LOKÒ 500 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation.
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (Firestone) today announced its acquisition of Gaco Western (Gaco), a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation.
Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC ("Accella") has completed the purchase of certain assets of the North American spray polyurethane foam (SPF) business located in Spring, TX, from Covestro LLC.
Tenex Capital Management is pleased to announce it has completed an investment transaction in SES Foam LLC of Houston, TX, effective on September 9, 2016.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
ASTM International has, under the leadership of SPFA’s Dr. Duncan, SPFA members and SPF industry professionals, announced the completion and approval of a new standard entitled Standard Practice for Installation of High-Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation for the Building Enclosure. This practice covers the installation of high-pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) as an insulation for building enclosure assemblies including: walls, ceilings, attics, floors and crawl spaces. This practice does not apply to SPF used strictly as a component for an air barrier system or for SPF used in roofing applications. The Standard can be purchased by ASTM here. If you have any questions please direct them to Dr. Duncan.
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